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Re: Rum Chat

Postby coffe addict » Thu May 24, 2018 10:22 am

50L molasses couple b vitamins a tablespoon Epsom salts yeast and water! Subsequent gens use 20 to 30L of dunder. That's my 200L rum wash.
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Astro » Thu May 24, 2018 10:52 am

bluc wrote:astro would prob lose about 1/3rd volume.. good mollasses is about 50% fermentble sugar.


Its already finished fermenting mate, what a cock up
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby bluc » Thu May 24, 2018 2:08 pm

Can always add more sugar now astro :handgestures-thumbupleft: it will just fire back up as long as your sure you only put half the sugar in.. I have had 200l wash with right amount sugar finish in 3 days :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Astro » Thu May 24, 2018 2:23 pm

bluc wrote:Can always add more sugar now astro :handgestures-thumbupleft: it will just fire back up as long as your sure you only put half the sugar in.. I have had 200l wash with right amount sugar finish in 3 days :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Positive mate, still got the packets in the shed.
Whats the go with disolving it first? or just ad the other 10kg to the barrel and mix it up
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby bluc » Thu May 24, 2018 3:12 pm

You got 10kg water? Dissolve in 10l boiling water. If you fermenter is coolish 20-25 put it straight in will warm it up and liven up the yeadt if it watm temp controlled cool it to same temp first. Extra 10l wont make sfa difference..
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby bluc » Thu May 24, 2018 4:17 pm

Sorry I meant you got 10kg sugar. Dissolve in 10l boiling water then depending on fermenter temp add it hot or cold..
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Astro » Thu May 24, 2018 5:23 pm

bluc wrote:Sorry I meant you got 10kg sugar. Dissolve in 10l boiling water then depending on fermenter temp add it hot or cold..


done mate thankyou, fermenter temp still sitting nicely on 30
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Astro » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:28 pm

3rd gen going to be cutting it close for head space, better stay up for a while
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby bluc » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm

Looks tasty, you gotta straw :D
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby nuddy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:48 pm

I bet that smells amazing.
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Astro » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:58 pm

bluc wrote:Looks tasty, you gotta straw :D

just going to get better mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:



nuddy wrote:I bet that smells amazing.

For those first couple of days there is nothing better :happy-wavemulticolor:
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby DaveZ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:06 pm

Going to have a more serious go at doing rum generations I think. Ordered a pH meter and a small stainless aquarium heater to keep the temps up. Also have a bit of a festy dunder pit going on. Not sure what I'll do with that yet, probably incorporate it into a ferment somewhere along the line.

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I have a second gen bubbling away at the moment, but its slow due to the low night time temps at the moment and maybe pH. Hoping to kick off gen 3 next week and get some rummy goodness back in the cupboard.
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Beerswimmer » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:21 am

It's been at least 2 years since I have made anything due to moving across America and whatnot, but I'm back at it! A guy I work with said he wanted some moonshine for the Macgregor-Kabib fight....I said I'd help! I showed him how to do UJSSM and we have done 4 strips and the spirit run is tonight. But it got me fired back up about making rum again. I'm not much of a whiskey guy. I bought 4 gallons of feed molasses and it's fermenting away now. I plan on doing 4 strips and then a spirit run with dunder. Hopefully it stays warm enough to get a good pit going again too!
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby DaveZ » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:26 pm

Got a live dunder rum wash going today. 14 litres of molasses, water to make it to about 46 litres total volume, hydrated SAF bakers yeast, pitched and aerated with a paint stirrer in the Makita. Let the yeast do its thing for a while until it was bubbling along nicely then threw in 5 litres of live dunder. Keen to see how this one turns out.
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Beerswimmer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:35 am

Stripped gen 2 today. I now have about 30 liters of low wines, one more strip should be enough for a 1.5 spirit run. My pit had a good bubbly scum on the top. It has a chopped up dirty potato and a brown overripe plantain chopped up in it.
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Beerswimmer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:23 am

Pitched yeast in gen 3 this morning, now it's like a rolling boil :razz:
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby bluc » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:28 am

I'd there specific bacteria you chase by adding potato and banana?
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Rum Cat » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:38 am

I'm sure this has been answered somewhere I just can't find it. What do you do with your rum heads? I keep the tails for the next run however I am getting quite a collection of heads and am not sure what to do with them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby bluc » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:42 am

You can put them with tails for feints run. I used to. I used to ditch fores though. I don't do feints now I have a bubbler, others do..
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Re: Rum Chat

Postby Rum Cat » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks Bluc, agreed with the fores. If you don't do a feints run now what do you do do with your cuts heads and tails? If I stick the heads in with the next run won't they just accumulate?
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